Jarrod Dyson Promoted to Kansas City

With the possibility to expand the active roster in September, the Royals have opted to give Jarrod Dyson a look at the big league level, adding to their stable of center fielders.  Dyson, 26, spent the first half of 2010 rehabbing from a high ankle sprain and other bumps and spent much of the second half of the season working his way up through the minors, with stops at Arizona, Wilmington, Northwest Arkansas and Omaha on the way.

Year Tm Lev PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2006 Royals Rk 189 40 44 4 6 0 19 19 18 30 .273 .358 .373 .731
2007 Burlington A 39 6 10 1 0 0 0 3 2 12 .270 .308 .297 .605
2008 Wilmington A+ 331 40 75 8 0 0 24 39 32 60 .260 .337 .288 .626
2009 2 Teams AA-A 358 52 87 9 5 0 19 46 32 68 .276 .345 .337 .681
2009 Burlington A 75 14 23 2 1 0 5 9 5 14 .343 .397 .403 .800
2009 Northwest Arkansas AA 283 38 64 7 4 0 14 37 27 54 .258 .331 .319 .649
2010 4 Teams 328 50 88 17 4 1 40 24 22 46 .299 .347 .395 .741
2010 Royals Rk 25 4 13 1 1 0 6 3 0 3 .520 .520 .640 1.160
2010 Wilmington A+ 52 7 16 6 2 0 9 5 1 9 .327 .327 .531 .858
2010 Northwest Arkansas AA 32 6 6 0 0 0 6 3 5 2 .240 .375 .240 .615
2010 Omaha AAA 219 33 53 10 1 1 19 13 16 32 .272 .327 .349 .676
5 Seasons 1245 188 304 39 15 1 102 131 106 216 .278 .344 .343 .688
A (2 seasons) 114 20 33 3 1 0 5 12 7 26 .317 .366 .365 .731
AA (2 seasons) 315 44 70 7 4 0 20 40 32 56 .256 .336 .311 .647
Rk (2 seasons) 214 44 57 5 7 0 25 22 18 33 .306 .377 .409 .786
A+ (2 seasons) 383 47 91 14 2 0 33 44 33 69 .270 .336 .323 .659
AAA (1 season) 219 33 53 10 1 1 19 13 16 32 .272 .327 .349 .676
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 9/6/2010.

Dyson was selected in the 50th round of the 2006 draft and since has moved his way higher up the organizational depth charts.  He has hardly any power, but does have incredible speed that provides him with enough range to cover a lot of  ground in the outfield.  His promotion makes him one of the fastest players in major league baseball.

Speed is his main asset, as he may not see many at bats this month, but should be a late-inning defensive replacement and a pinch runner a lot of the time.  He does make enough contact to hit for a decent average and walks at just about an average rate, which is necessary to offset his lack of power.  In his minor league career, he’s attempted a stolen base every 7.6 plate appearances and was successful 80% of the time.

Dyson should be fun to watch, if nothing else.  He won’t ever be much more than a Juan Pierre type due to his small stature (5’9″ 160 lbs) and lack of power (1 homer in 1245 plate appearances – though it was in Omaha).  He may never be a starter regularly in the majors, but could be a nice option as a fourth outfielder who plays three or four times a week to spell others.

No word on if he jumps cars like Joey Gathright, however…

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